naos

[ney-os]
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noun, plural na·oi [ney-oi] /ˈneɪ ɔɪ/.

a temple.
Architecture. cella.

Origin of naos

First recorded in 1765–75, naos is from the Greek word nāós dwelling of a god, inner part of a temple, shrine
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naos

noun plural naoi (ˈneɪɔɪ)

rare an ancient classical temple
architect another name for cella

Word Origin for naos

C18: from Greek: inner part of temple
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